Xerox-LogoSince they introduced the first plain paper copier in 1959, Xerox copiers have made a drastic improvement in technology. The copiers of today operate with greater similarity to a computer. With the modern-day copier, you will find that it has features that include scanning, faxing, copying and networking capabilities. Before deciding on the copier needed, you should first look at the copier that your business will need.

What kind of features take first priority? Never let a copier with fancy features fool you. A copier that boasts many bells and whistles will add up in extra costs. Instead, look at monthly volume, page per minute needs, whether you need color printing and the requirements for networking. With pages per minute, most businesses will do better with a copier that has a rate of 20 to 50 pages per minute. Contrary to popular belief, however, you may not want to buy a faster copier if you will have a higher monthly volume. This is because the faster copiers can break down more often, which adds to your estimated costs per month.

Finally, look at how fast the copier will eat through consumables.